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UP CM allocates portfolios to new ministers, Prajapati gets Transport

After the latest expansion, the Akhilesh Yadav government now has 32 cabinet ministers, nine ministers of state with independent charge and 19 MoS.  

Narrow escape from electric shock for Rahul Gandhi in Agra
Narrow escape from electric shock for Rahul Gandhi in Agra

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who is on his Kisan Mahayatra through Uttar Pradesh, had a narrow escape at Agra on Saturday when he came in contact with a live electricity wire.

Communal tension in Uttar Pradesh on Day 1 of Navratri

Communal tension was reported from Uttar Pradesh`s Bulandshahr district after dirty water was thrown at a temple on the first day of the Hindu festival of Navratri, police said.

Rahul Gandhi prays at Mathura's Dwarkadheesh temple, begins Kisan Maha Yatra
Rahul Gandhi prays at Mathura's Dwarkadheesh temple, begins Kisan Maha Yatra

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday began his road show and "Kisan Maha Yatra" after offering prayers at the Dwarkadheesh temple of Lord Krishna here.

Samajwadi Party students' wing, ABVP dominate Allahabad varsity polls

The Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha and ABVP dominated the Allahabad University Students Union polls, with the RSS' students wing bagging the President's post.

Poster war between BJP-SP ahead of metro project inauguration

Ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of Kanpur metro project on October 4, a poster war has begun between SP and BJP to take credit for it.

Driving license application to go online in UP

Driving licences application in Uttar Pradesh would be made online from October 1, an official said on Thursday.

'Congress MP Shadi Lal Batra spiked my drink, raped me at his Indirapuram residence' - Woman files complaint
'Congress MP Shadi Lal Batra spiked my drink, raped me at his Indirapuram residence' - Woman files complaint

In a major blow to Congress MP Shadi Lal Batra, a case has been registered against him after a woman accused him of raping her.

Town near Mathura tense after gang rape, police deployed

Tension gripped a village in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district after a gang rape case involving youth from another community came to light early Wednesday and a 'mahapanchayat' has been called to discuss further action.

SP incapable of ushering in prosperity in UP: Amit Shah

Taking a dig at the recent power struggle between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party unit chief Shivpal Yadav, BJP President Amit Shah attacked the state's ruling party on Wednesday for doing nothing tangible for the people.

Rahul Gandhi accuses Akhilesh Yadav's ministers of patronising criminals
Rahul Gandhi accuses Akhilesh Yadav's ministers of patronising criminals

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the ministers in the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh of "patronising" criminals, saying this was the reason why the law and order situation had collapsed in the state.

Another controversy mars Rahul Gandhi's road show, Congress supporters clash with SPG guards
Another controversy mars Rahul Gandhi's road show, Congress supporters clash with SPG guards

A day after Rahul Gandhi came under a shoe-attack during his road show at Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, the grand old party witnessed another embarrassment today after a scuffle broke out between Congress supporters and Special Protection Group (SPG) guards today. 

Robbers gang-rape 12-yr-old, assault parents in UP's Lucknow

A gang of armed robbers allegedly barged into a house, assaulted the family and gang-raped their 12-year-old daughter in a nearby field on the outskirts of Lucknow on Tuesday night.

SETBACK! Sedition case against 200 Congress workers for shouting 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans during rally for Uri martyrs
SETBACK! Sedition case against 200 Congress workers for shouting 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans during rally for Uri martyrs

In a major blow to Congress, sedition case has been filed against 200 party workers for allegedly shouting  'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans during a rally in UP's Moradabad.

Samajwadi Party leader Ashok Pradhan accused of raping woman
Samajwadi Party leader Ashok Pradhan accused of raping woman

In a huge embarrassment to ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh, a married woman has accused party leader Ashok Pradhan and two others of raping her.

Dialogue can help solve the Indo-Pak problem: Akhilesh

Amidst the heightened tension between India and Pakistan after the Uri attack, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said the doors of talks should not be closed and "dialogue can solve every problem".

Bulandshahr gang-rape: Serve notice on Azam Khan, SC tells CBI
Bulandshahr gang-rape: Serve notice on Azam Khan, SC tells CBI

The apex court has asked the agency to send the notice to Azam Khan for his personal appearance in the matter.

EC will keep a eye on role of police in UP elections: CEC

The Election Commission today said it will keep an eye on the role of police in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections slated next year, besides focusing on the use of money and muscle power.

Election Commission directs DMs, SPs to gear up for Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls
Election Commission directs DMs, SPs to gear up for Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls

In Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission has directed the district magistrates and the superintendents of police to gear up for the state assembly election which is expected to be held early next year.

UP: Woman delivers baby on tonga due to medical negligence

In yet another incident of medical apathy, a woman was forced to deliver her baby aboard a tonga (horse-drawn carriage) in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh.

SHAMEFUL! 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans shouted during Congress rally organised for Uri martyrs? WATCH
SHAMEFUL! 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans shouted during Congress rally organised for Uri martyrs? WATCH

A shameful incident has been reported from Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad.

Muzaffarnagar riots: Rs 15 lakh each for families of missing persons
Muzaffarnagar riots: Rs 15 lakh each for families of missing persons

"The Chief Minister has sanctioned Rs 15 lakh each for the families of 18 persons missing after Muzaffarnagar riots," an official spokesman said.

Rahul sees BJP, RSS hand in shoe attack

This reflects how much the RSS and the BJP are scared, Rahul said. 

EC tells UP officials to ensure fearless environment for polls

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Naseem Zaidi on Monday held a long and exhaustive meeting with all District Magistrates and district police chiefs in Uttar Pradesh to discuss the coming assembly elections scheduled for early next year.

BJP leader Anurag Thakur condemns shoe attack on Rahul Gandhi
BJP leader Anurag Thakur condemns shoe attack on Rahul Gandhi

BJP leader Anurag Thakur on Monday condemned the shoe attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, saying this is no way to convey anger against anybody.

Here's video of that moment when shoe was thrown at Rahul Gandhi - WATCH
Here's video of that moment when shoe was thrown at Rahul Gandhi - WATCH

A man on Monday threw a shoe at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during a road show of 'Kisan Yatra' Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur. 

UP cabinet expansion: CM Akhilesh re-inducts 'tainted' leader Prajapati
UP cabinet expansion: CM Akhilesh re-inducts 'tainted' leader Prajapati

Tainted former UP Mines Minister Gayatri Prajapati, against whose reinduction a social activist had petitioned the Governor, was today sworn in along with three others, in perhaps the last expansion of the Akhilesh Yadav ministry before the 2017 UP Assembly polls.

Mulayam Singh Yadav's Oct 6 rally in Azamgarh cancelled

All is not still not well in ruling Samajwadi Party, hit by family feud, as reflected in its sudden decision to abruptly cancel the proposed rally of party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav in Azamgarh on October 6.

Controversy dogs Akhilesh Yadav's ministry expansion
Controversy dogs Akhilesh Yadav's ministry expansion

Controversy shrouds the expansion of the Akhilesh Yadav ministry on Monday with a social activist throwing a spanner by challenging before Governor Ram Naik the possible re-entry of tainted former Mines Minister Gayatri Prajapati.

Car falls into gorge in UP's Bareilly; five dead, three injured
Car falls into gorge in UP's Bareilly; five dead, three injured

At least five persons were killed and three were left injured when a car in which they were travelling fell into a gorge in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh.